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Risk and Crisis Management in the Public Sector

by Lynn T Drennan, Allan McConnell & Alastair Stark

Every decision that is made by managers and policy-makers in a public sector organization requires an evaluation and a judgement of the risks involved. This vital requirement has been recognised in the growth...

Portugal:Fiscal Transparency Evaluation

by International Monetary Fund. Fisc Dept.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Portugal�s practices meet most of the principles of the revised Fiscal Transparency Code at good or advanced levels. A number of areas still present practices at a basic level, but in...

Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice n. 1/2009

by Domenico Da Empoli

Contents Louis M. Imbeau Testing the 'Veil of Ignorance'Hypothesis in Constitutional Choice: A "Walk-Talk" Approach Geneviève Tellier Explaining Growth of Public Revenue: An Empirical Investigation of Canadian...

Industrial Poverty: Yesterday Sweden, Today Europe, Tomorrow America

by Sven R. Larson

Conventional wisdom says that Europe's crisis is a financial crisis. But is this really the case? In Industrial Poverty, economist Sven R. Larson, challenges this view and suggests instead that Europe is in...

The Power of Public Investment Management: Transforming Resources Into Assets for Growth

by Anand Rajaram & Kai Kaiser

Public resources - if invested well in public infrastructure and services - can catalyze private and community efforts and unleash an inclusive growth and development process. But public investment attracts...

Budget Institutions in Low-Income Countries : Lessons from G-20

by Sanjeev Gupta & Sami Yläoutinen

This paper presents twelve budget institutions that can support planning and delivery of credible fiscal strategies in the fiscal policy-making process. The resulting framework is applied to seven low-income...

Public Investment as an Engine of Growth

by Andrew M. Warner

This paper looks at the empirical record whether big infrastructure and public capital drives have succeeded in accelerating economic growth in low-income countries. It looks at big long-lasting drives in public...

Paraguay : Report on Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSC)-Data Module

by International Monetary Fund. Stat Dept.

OVERALL ASSESSMENT This Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSC)—Data Module provides an update of the assessment conducted in February 2006, which was based on the July 2003 version of the IMF’s...

Public Budgeting in Context: Structure, Law, Reform and Results

by Katherine G. Willoughby

Public budgeting structure, process, legal framework and policy with examples from industrialized and developing countries

Public Budgeting in Context examines budgeting at all levels of U.S. government-federal,...

Cameroon:Selected Issues

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...

Public Sector Accounting

by Tjerk Budding, Giuseppe Grossi & Torbjörn Tagesson

As change sweeps across the public sector, a huge range of accounting and financial management challenges are created. This textbook analyses the reforms that are being introduced to deal with these challenges...

Liberia: Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Cri

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

This paper focuses on Liberia’s Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) Arrangement and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion (PC) and Modification of Performance Criteria....

Treasury Markets and Operations

by Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB)

An in-depth look at how banks and other financial institutions manage treasury operations

Created for banking and finance professionals with a desire to expand their management skillset, this book focuses on...

Solvency II: Stakeholder Communications and Change

by Gabrielle O'Donovan

As the deadline for Solvency II approaches, affected entities will find implementing the required policies into everyday practices becomes a major focus. The second edition of Solvency II: Stakeholder Communications...

Municipal Finances: A Handbook for Local Governments

by Catherine D. Farvacque-Vitkovic & Mihaly Kopanyi

The Municipal Finance Handbook aims to help local government practitioners, particularly staff of medium and large cities, improve strategic management of municipal finances. The demands for pragmatic knowledge...

Russian Federation: Fiscal Transparency Evaluation

by International Monetary Fund. Fisc Dept.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Most aspects of Russia’s fiscal reporting and budgeting practices are in line with good or advanced practice under the July 2013 draft of the Fiscal Transparency Code, and the disclosure...

Public Innovation through Collaboration and Design

by Christopher Ansell & Jacob Torfing

While innovation has long been a major topic of research and scholarly interest for the private sector, it is still an emerging theme in the field of public management. While 'results-oriented' public management...

The Scourge of Europe (Routledge Revivals): The Public Debt Described, Explained, and Historically Depicted

by L. V. Birck

Written during the early 1920s, at a time when Europe was still recovering from the catastrophe of the First World War, L.V. Birck's The Scourge of Europe examines the economic issues surrounding the existence...

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States: How Taxes, Energy, and Worker Freedom Change Everything

by Arthur B. Laffer, Stephen Moore & Rex A. Sinquefield

A passionate, detailed, quantified argument for state-level tax reform

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States explains why eliminating or lowering tax burdens at the state level leads...

Income Inequality, Fiscal Decentralization and Transfer Dependency

by Caroline-Antonia Goerl & Mike Seiferling

Within the context of reigniting post crisis macroeconomic growth, income inequality has emerged as a topic of significant interest for both academics and policymakers (Bastagli, Coady, and Gupta, 2012) This...